Boarding Team

The Houseparents - Mr Owens (Head of Boarding) and Mrs Owens

Mr and Mrs Owens are the Houseparents and live in the main mansion building. Mr Owens has worked at Swanbourne House for three years and previously was the senior tutor for the middle school. They oversee the running of the Boarding House, making sure all the boarders are well looked after. Mr Owens, as well as being Head of Boarding teaches English and takes senior sports teams. Mrs Owens is a registered nurse, previously working in Intensive Care and Major Trauma, and is part of the safeguarding team in school. The third member of the Owens household is Hector the yellow labrador!

Assistant House Master - Mr Ryan-Lowes

Mr Ryan-Lowes is the Assistant Housemaster. In the day, he is Head of History and enjoys coaching sport.

Matron - Miss Lupton

Miss Lupton is the Boarding House Matron. She lives on the girls’ floor and looks after the girls alongside Mrs Owens. Miss Lupton enjoys Brownies, cooking and craft activities.

House Tutors

Each night one house tutor (a senior member of academic staff) is on the boarding floor, supporting children in both emotional and academic matters.

Mr Kirk (Humanities teacher)

Mr Manley (Head of Junior School)

Mrs Mitchell (Deputy Head Academic)

Mr Moodley (Head of Maths)

Miss Swain (Head of Classics)

Miss Walters (Head of Drama and teaches English and History)


Mrs Gray and Mrs Owens are our School Nurses. They are available 9.00am to 9.00pm during the week and Mrs Owens is available around the clock for our boarders.


At Swanbourne House we are very lucky to have great gap students from all around the world who will help to entertain your children in the evenings, hear them read and be another port of call in our wide range of enthusiastic boarding staff.